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Survey: Grover Beach community members support sales tax increase for public safety services

Posted at 4:38 PM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 22:42:27-05

A 2019 survey among Grover Beach community members shows the majority of people in the city supports a sales tax increase to support public safety services.

The Grover Beach City Council released a report Monday with the results of the survey, which shows 65 percent of survey respondents support a potential ballot measure in November that would increase the sales tax by half a cent to support emergency medical, fire and police services.

Survey respondents also listed "roads/streets/infrastructure" and "homelessness" as the two most important issues facing the city in 2017, the report said.

According to the report, 70 percent of community members in Grover Beach say the city's quality of life is better than or has stayed the same since five years ago.

The report also says the majority of community members are satisfied with the job the city of Grover Beach is doing to provide services.

Survey respondents say the most important municipal services are maintaining fire and emergency medical services, repairing and maintaining city streets and rapidly responding to emergency calls, said the report.

The survey results included feedback from nearly 500 adults living in Grover Beach. The survey cost approximately $30,000, according to the report.